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From: Tony Avent <tony at PLANTDEL.COM>
Subject: Re: Hardy Arisaema table
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The data in the chart is compiled based on our request...what max=imum
winter temperature has the species survived without protection or snow
cover.  In almost all cases, we had more than one respondent per species.

At 09:31 AM 3/16/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I've filled 5 requests for the Excel version and one for the Lotus versi=on
>so far.  A question that Carolyn Schaffner and I have:  What precisely d=o
>the listings in the Hardy Aroids page mean?  Survived one winter in the
>ground?  Three winters?  Survived, or survived and bloomed?
>It can be made horribly complicated.  I've tried several surveys myself =on
>hardiness, and find it tough to get consensus as to what constitutes
>"hardy."  Lots of bulbous things are what I call "winter annuals," like
>most tulips and Dutch hyacinths:  The bulbs planted in autumn survive on=e
>winter, bloom, and then dwindle away over successive years.  I don't
>consider those as "hardy" myself.
>I have several Arisaema species that are now in their third winter in my
>garden, planted in autumn 1999.  If they come up this spring, I'll have
>some data points to add to your table.
>Regards to all,
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana
>Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
>P.O. Box 92              WWW:
>Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925
Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony at
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least
three times" - Avent

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